Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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What’s It Like to Be Vegan at UR?
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Humanities Mythbusters: Misconceptions About Rochester Humanities Studies
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Can I Afford It?
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Random Classes I’ve Taken Each Semester
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What’s it Like Living on Your Own for the First Time?
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From the Pacific Northwest to the Northeast
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5 Fun Activities You Can Do in Rochester Once the Pandemic is Over, and 5 You Can Do Right Now
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Three Things You Can Do While Waiting For An Admissions Decision
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Three Reasons Why Rochester Was The Place For Me
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The power of bilingualism

What’s It Like to Be Vegan at UR?

There are a lot of considerations that go into deciding which college to attend, and dietary restrictions can be one of them. If you’re vegan and don’t want to give up that lifestyle (or starve), UR can work! A Day in the Life I’ve been vegan for a couple of years now, during which I[…]

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Humanities Mythbusters: Misconceptions About Rochester Humanities Studies

I might be a little biased as a French major, but I think all the cool opportunities in the Humanities at Rochester deserve a little more buzz. So I tasked myself with unpacking some common assumptions—and misconceptions—about being a humanities major here. Rochester is a “STEM school.” False! I was certainly guilty of believing this[…]

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Can I Afford It?

Congratulations on being admitted to the University of Rochester! We know that finances are a big part of the college decision-making process for college. For many of you, the question “Can I afford it?” will be weighing heavily on your mind as the May 3 decision deadline approaches. So, what are some of the considerations[…]

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Random Classes I’ve Taken Each Semester

One of the most talked about aspects of the University is probably our flexible curriculum, or the Rochester Curriculum. Before studying here, I thought it seemed too good to be true, and I was curious what students’ schedules actually looked like. As a now-upperclassman, I can confirm the Rochester Curriculum is the real deal! Since[…]

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What’s it Like Living on Your Own for the First Time?

The University of Rochester has several great housing options – Phase, O’Brien, Drama House, the Music Interest Floor, etc. – all offer their own pros and cons, and I’ve had people thrilled with pretty much all University owned housing in someway. But, what if you want to live off campus? This is the first year[…]

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From the Pacific Northwest to the Northeast

Last year, I wrote a post about the pros and cons of going to college close to home. What about people who go to college very far from home, though? As one such person, I know how daunting that idea can be. There are cultural, climate, time, and many other differences that can be challenging[…]

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5 Fun Activities You Can Do in Rochester Once the Pandemic is Over, and 5 You Can Do Right Now

We’ve been stuck in quarantine for almost a year now, and with vaccines being distributed it looks like the era of coronavirus might finally be turning. Here’s a few things I’m looking forward to doing in Rochester once we get there. See a movie at The Little Theater or Regal Culver Ridge Plaza The movies[…]

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Three Things You Can Do While Waiting For An Admissions Decision

So you’ve done the hard part. You researched schools, applied, took standardized tests, and completed your courses. But now what? Here are three things you can do while waiting for an admissions decision. Make sure that you have submitted all of your financial documents and forms For students that need financial aid, it is especially[…]

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Three Reasons Why Rochester Was The Place For Me

Since this is my last semester at the University of Rochester, this is a great time to reflect on the decisions I made when I was a high school student trying to figure out what my next four years would be. There were many reasons why I ended up attending the University of Rochester. Here[…]

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The power of bilingualism

Throughout my childhood and into my teenage years in Massachusetts, both my parents and my extended family members who migrated to the United States from Puerto Rico, spoke to me in Spanish. As a result I grew up in two worlds — a world at home influenced by ethnic food, music and traditions, and a[…]

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